Monthly Archives: September 2018

A Star Is Born – Film #83

A Star, or a dying ember of light? Title – A Star Is Born Certificate – 15 Director – Bradley Cooper Writers – Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters (Screenplay) Cast – Lady Gaga (Ally), Bradley Cooper (Jackson Maine), Sam Elliott (Bobby) Plot – A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, … Continue reading

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A Simple Favour – Film #82

Simple fun or complicated mess? Title – A Simple Favor (Favour) Certificate – 15 Director – Paul Feig Writers – Jessica Sharzer  (Screenplay) & Darcey Bell (Based upon the novel by) Cast – Anna Kendrick (Stephanie Smothers), Blake Lively (Emily Nelson), Henry Golding (Sean Townsend) Plot – A woman seeks to uncover the … Continue reading

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Mile 22 – Film #81

22 miles, or too much distance? Title – Mile 22 Certificate – 18 Director – Peter Berg Writers – Lea Carpenter (Story & Screenplay), Graham Roland (Story) Cast – Mark Wahlberg (James Silva), Lauren Cohan (Alice Kerr), Iko Uwais (Li Noor), John Malkovich (Bishop), Ronda Rousey (Sam Snow Plot – An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a … Continue reading

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The Little Stranger – Film #80

Stranger, or too strange? Title – The Little Stranger Certificate – 12A Director – Lenny Abrahamson Writers – Lucinda Coxon & Sarah Waters (Novel) Cast – Domhnall Gleeson (Faraday), Ruth Wilson (Caroline Ayres), Will Poulter (Roderick Ayres) & Charlotte Rampling (Mrs Ayres) Plot – After a doctor is called to visit a crumbling manor, strange things begin … Continue reading

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Aladdin – Film #79

Magic Carpet, or rug pulled out from under my feet? Title – Aladdin Certificate – U Director – Ron Clements & John Musker Writers – Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio Cast – Scott Weinger (Aladdin), Robin Williams (Genie), Linda Larkin (Princess Jasmine) & Jonathan Freeman (Jafar) Plot – When a street urchin vies for the love of … Continue reading

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The Predator – Film #78

Jungle Romp, or Gory Mess? Title – The Predator Certificate – 15 Director – Shane Black Writers – Fred Dekker (written by), Shane Black (written by), Jim Thomas & John Thomas (based on characters by) Cast – Boyd Holbrook (Quinn McKenna), Trevante Rhodes (Nebraska Rhodes), Jacob Tremblay (Rory McKenna), Keegan-Michael Key (Coyle), Olivia Munn (Casey Bracket), Sterling K. Brown (Traeger), Thomas Jane (Baxley) Plot – When a … Continue reading

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Crazy Rich Asians – Film #77

For Richer? Or For Poorer? Title – Crazy Rich Asians Certificate – 12A Director – Jon M. Chu Writers – Peter Chiarelli & Adele Lim (Screenplay), Kevin Kwan (Based on the novel by) Cast – Constance Wu (Rachel Chu), Henry Golding (Nick Young), Michelle Yeoh (Eleanor Young), Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh) Plot – This contemporary … Continue reading

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